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VIDEO PREVIEWS

Wenge's music is created to be performed live. The show stage is usually crowded with singers and dancers. They keep changing places, as one after the other takes a turn at the mike. The music cycles and spirals with high-pitched jingly guitars surfing the constantly shifting rhythms, while the dancers gyrate with vigor and style. Everything pulses, as the sound projection flickering on and off with it. It is basically the classical rumba, as well as a cutting edge African beat all of its own. Though Africans are relatively poor, they spent a great portion of their lives in search of the perfect music with which to celebrate their rich culture. For many, music is all they have and their only means of relaxation. Music inspires them; it lifts their spirits and either helps them forget the realities and hardships of life or otherwise; gives them hope for good times in the future. There is little argument about the talent of these musicians.

Today, Werrason is Congo's biggest attraction, because he usually gives interactive performances, which turn into glittering all night dancing extravaganzas, lasting well over 10 hours at a time. His concerts draw over 200,000 people and many more are usually turned away. This video was taken early in the morning after an all night show. There was an argument that the new dance style where women shake their behinds was spearheaded in the song “Crazy in love” by none other than Beyonce. However, she admitted at her appearance on the Oprah Show that she learned of it by watching African music videos. Here is proof of the original dance. Now, you be the judge It is not unusual each of the dancers to leave their mark. Much of the excitement of live concerts is caught when the talent of each dancer is showcased. The songs include extended “sebene” sections which last up to 15 and where every one  is allowed to shine.